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1927, First Film Studio VUFKU (Odesa), 6 parts / 2,053 m, 54 min
The tragedy of a “little man” who wants to remain unbiased related to the revolutionary events but is involuntarily drawn into a tragic situation and is forced to do a decisive deed impressed both the Ukrainian and European audience.
Heorhii Tasin’s Night Coachman is the first Ukrainian film having a true personality instead of cardboard and abstract “pre-revolutionary” characters.
Amvrosii Buchma, one of the best Ukrainian actors of the first half of the 20th century, played a night coachman from Odesa, who lost his daughter because of his recklessness. This film was nearly the first in Ukrainian cinema to successfully represent a dramatic character and marked the turn of Ukrainian cinema towards psychologism.